At 16:56 25/04/2002 +0100, Yorick Wilks wrote:
>word length varies considerably between languages.
Right. For French and English word lengths are very close, though, and so
are the ratios:
Word-ratio: 1.08 to 1.16
Char-ratio: 1.10 to 1.26
I suspect however that figures would be very different between German and
French, for example, but I have no data to offer.
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